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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,723Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$697K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 395 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$456K

2014

$677K

2015

$697K

2016

Number of Claims

9,286

2014

13,057

2015

12,723

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 586

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

4 11
FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

11 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

14 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 28
LORAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

15 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

17 31
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 35
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

20 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 49
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 13
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 87
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

31 17
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 19
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 140
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 37 56
BUPROPION HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 38 170
LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 39 60
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 57
RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 119
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 94
FENTANYL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 81
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 43 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 47
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 41
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 82
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

A 47 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 87
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 49 75
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 51 191
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

A 52 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

53 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 54
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 53 154
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 56 197
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 65
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 58 62
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 58 79
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 61 125
LIDOCAINE HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

62 202
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 130
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 64 120
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

64 66
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 64 77
CEFTRIAXONE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 131
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 67 98
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 4, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.